IMO messenger app adds NFC

Instant messaging app IMO has added support for NFC, allowing users of the latest version of the company’s Android app to share profiles by touching their devices together... More


Casino to open world’s first NFC-enabled supermarket

This Casino supermarket in Saint Didier, Paris is to be fully NFC enabled

Shoppers at the French supermarket chain’s Les Belles Feuilles branch in Paris will be able to use shelf-edge labels equipped with NFC tags to obtain details of each of 25,000 products on offer, scan items into their basket and then checkout by simply tapping their NFC phone to a reader attached to the retailer’s cash register. More





Assa Abloy launches Seos mobile keys

Assa Abloy's Seos mobile key

The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings. More





IETF proposes NFC P2P security

The Internet Engineering Task Force‘s TLS working group has published a draft document that describes the implementation of the TLS (transport layer security) protocol over the NFC LLCP layer... More


New library for NFC shield

Seeed Studios' NFC shield for Arduino

New software for Seeed Studio’s US$30 NFC shield for Arduino, an add-on that brings NFC functionality to the low cost computing platform via an NXP PN532 controller, has been released... More


Spotify adds NFC

Music streaming service Spotify has added NFC support to the latest version of its Android app, allowing users to share music via NFC on devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above... More





Hong Kong moves towards NFC payments

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the government body responsible for the maintenance and development of Hong Kong’s financial infrastructure, has announced plans to implement a series of retail payment initiatives, including a first step towards the introduction of an NFC payments platform... More





Suppliers team up on NFC for cars

Funkwerk's Phonebox

NFC software stack specialist Stollmann, automotive infotainment specialist Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) and in-vehicle mobile communications specialist Funkwerk Dabendorf are to work together to integrate mobile phones with car information systems via NFC... More


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